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Like a Good Brew? There Are Plenty of Chances to Enjoy One

The arrival of September means Oktoberfest is in the air. And Oktoberfest means beer, beer and more beer. Plenty of events, new beers and old favorites are waiting for you.

Alamo brewery aims for Dec. 6

Alamo-Golden-Beer-BottlesAlamo Beer Company’s plans to build a brewery in downtown San Antonio have progressed to the point that president Eugene Simor has announced that it will be open for business on Fridays, starting Dec. 6.

Private parties can also be held there starting in November and continuing through March, when the full facility should be up and running.

This has been the biggest step in the development of the San Antonio brewery, which has been on the scene for more than 10 years.

If you have questions about Alamo Beer, email

Untapped set for Sept. 20

Untapped, the Houston festival celebrating independent music and beer, is set for Sept. 20. It will be at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.

Participating breweries include Saint Arnold, Karbach, Real Ale, Shiner, Jester King, Martin House, Oasis Texas Brewing Co., Goose Island and Abita, among others.

Musicians in the lineup include the Toadies, Bad Books, Bright Light Social Hour and Robert Ellis.

Tickets are $30 for the music only, $38 for music and beer, and $62 for a VIP ticket. For more information, click here.

San Antonio Beer Festival on Oct. 13

beer fest logoThe SA Current is hosting the 2014 San Antonio Beer Festival on Oct. 18 at Maverick Park at the corner of Broadway and Jones Avenue.

More than 200 craft and premium beers will be poured during the event, including brews from the Granary, Branchline Brewing, Blue Star Brewing Co., Ranger Creek, Independence Brewing Co., (512) Brewing Company, Twisted X Brewing Company, Save The World Brewing Co. and 5 Stones Artisan Brewery.

Right now, tickets for the event are priced at $35 apiece, or $80 for VIP tickets. But they will go up Sept. 15 and again Oct. 13. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, click here or call (210) 227-0044.

Saint Arnold dinner at Q

Q Kitchen|Bar Beer at the downtown Hyatt, 123 Losoya St., is hosting a Saint Arnold beer dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 8.

“We selected Saint Arnold Brewing Company for the rich, full flavors that perfectly enhance the cuisine being prepared by Chef Russell Young,” says Hyatt Regency Food and Beverage Director, Stephen Drew. “Plus, their seasonal brew is outstanding!”

The evening will begin with passed hors d’oeuvres including BBQ deviled eggs, mini twice-baked potatoes with smoked pork and black drum ceviche with Fancy Lawnmower, a German-style Kölsch that is crisp, with a sweet, malty body. They will be followed by a three-course dinner featuring wild boar-stuffed squid and Oktoberfest, a full-bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer; braised beef short rib and the peachy double IPA Endeavour; and Mexican spiced cake with the floral Santo.

Tickets are available at $45 per person and can be purchased by calling Q Kitchen|Bar at (210) 510-4477.

Busted Sandal dinner at La Cantera

busted sandalLa Cantera Resort, 16641 La Cantera Parkway, is hosting a Busted Sandal dinner at 8 p.m. Sept. 27.

The menu includes a deep-fried citrus turkey egg roll and split pea dip paired with 210 Ale, barbecued eel and foie gras toast points and chili mole with a caramel baked apple paired with El Robusto Porter, hickory grilled pork tenderloin with Slippery Rock, and Fire Pit Wit fruit cake with Fire Pit Wit.

The price is $50 a person. Call (210) 558-6500 for reservations.

Twang sees orange

Twang, the maker of beer salts, has introduced a new flavor, orange, just in time for Texas Longhorns season. It tastes a little like Tang or a Pixie Stix with salt added, and that ain’t so bad. Try it with a hefeweissen or a Belgian wheat beer for a real treat.


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Cocktail Conference Raises $57,000 for HeartGift

Mark Bohanan (right) presents proceeds from the first San Antonio Cocktail Conference to members of HeartGift. (Shane Kyle/CE Group)

Mark Bohanan, owner of Bohanan’s Restaurant and Bar and creator of the first San Antonio Cocktail Conference, recently presented a check for $57,000 to HeartGift San Antonio to support two lifesaving surgeries for children from disadvantaged countries seeking heart surgeries at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital.

Other businesses who helped sponsor the conference included SoHo Wine & Martini Bar, Ocho Lounge at Hotel Havana, The Esquire Tavern and Rio San Antonio Cruises.

HeartGift is a San Antonio-based charity that provides life-saving heart surgery to children from countries with unavailable or inaccessible health care. Every child chosen receives state of the art pediatric surgery from doctors Dr. John Calhoon and Dr. Adil Husain and their medical staff free of charge.

During the celebration, attendees celebrated HeartGift surgery recipient’s Wang Nan’s fourth birthday, a birthday she may not have seen had it not been for the funds raised through the first-annual cocktail conference, a four-day educational event about spirits that was held in downtown San Antonio in January.

Wang Nan lives in a remote Chinese village in the Gansu Province. Her family lives in a five-room mud house on two acres of land. Although they farm their land, Wang Nan’s father must go to the Xinjiang Province to do construction work for eight months each year to send home money for the family. Wang Nan suffers from Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. She was operated on Feb. 3 and she returned home with her mother and their San Antonio host family on Feb. 7.

“The inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference was a bigger success than any of us could have imagined,” said Bohanan, whose restaurant is at 219 E Houston St. “This donation simply would not have been possible without the countless number of supporters, partners, presenters and attendees that made this a reality. We are thrilled to provide such a significant contribution to HeartGift on behalf of the conference, knowing that it will save the lives of two children in need.”

Boschetto pizza coming to Gallo

Starting Thursday, Gallo Pizzeria, 164 Castroville Road, will be making pizzas with boschetto, white truffles and portobello mushrooms blended with cheese. According to the pizzeria’s Facebook page, “It’s great for Lent.”

The cost is $19.99 for a large and $15.99 for a medium. Supplies are limited. Pre-orders are accepted.

Call (210) 264-0077 or click here.

Sip a sample of the Veneto at Luce

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, is showcasing the wines of the Veneto at a special dinner set for 5 p.m. March 10.

Executive chef Joe Buonincontri and Italian wine expert Jeremy Parzen are teaming up for the multi-course meal.

The cost is $50 a person. For reservations, call  (210) 561-9700.

Hoist a beer on Texas Independence Day

High Velocity, one of the dining areas at the JW Marriott resort, 23808 Resort Parkway, is having a  Saint Arnold beer dinner on Texas Independence Day, March 2.

The four-course meal will feature matching beers.

For price, time and reservations, call (210) 276-2500, ext. 5835.

Maggiano’s is giving away dinner for 20

Want to win dinner for 20 of your nearest and dearest?

Registration is now open for the Maggiano’s Little Italy “Who’s In Your 20?” sweepstakes. This is a chance for someone to land a private, Italian-style dinner party with 19 of his or her closest family, friends and co-workers. A dinner will be given out at each of the chain’s 44 restaurants.

Anyone who registers will also receive a coupon for a free flatbread at the restaurant. Registration is open through April 1.

To enter, click here. The San Antonio Maggiano’s is at the Rim, 17603 I-10 W. Call 210-451-6000.



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